EY announces winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Greater Los Angeles Awards

EY is pleased to announce the winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Greater Los Angeles Awards. As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The entrepreneurs noted below were selected by a panel of independent judges and revealed at a special black-tie awards gala on Thursday, June 14, at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“These winners represent the booming industries, leadership and exceptional ideas that are driving innovation and growth in Greater LA,” said Scott Porter, Partner at Ernst & Young LLP, and Director, Entrepreneur Of The Year. “They are creating jobs, disrupting industries, and developing services and solutions that are improving whole economies, countless lives and society at large.”

The winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Greater Los Angeles Awards are:

  • Master Entrepreneur Award | Arie Belldegrun, MD, FACS
  • Technology Award | Jake Winebaum, CEO | Brighter, Inc. | Santa Monica, CA
  • Emerging Award | Heather Hasson, Co-CEO, and Trina Spear, Co-CEO | FIGS, Inc. | Los Angeles, CA
  • Consumer Products & Retail Award | Eddy Lu, Co-Founder & CEO, and Daishin Sugano, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer | GOAT | Culver City, CA
  • Digital Media Award | Rich Pierson, Co-Founder & CEO, and Andy Puddicombe, Co-Founder | Headspace | Santa Monica, CA
  • Cleantech & Renewable Energy Award | Patrick Maloney, Founder & CEO | Inspire | Santa Monica, CA
  • Health Award | Dr. Anthony Gabriel, Co-Founder and COO, and Rich Whitney, Co-Founder, Chairman, & CEO | Radiology Partners | El Segundo, CA
  • Marketing Technology Award | Michael Blend, Co-Founder & President, and Chuck Ursini, Co-Founder & CEO | System1 LLC | Venice, CA
  • Family Business Award | Nadine Watt, President | Watt Companies | Santa Monica, CA

Read the full announcement here.

June 15th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

CUREfilm redefines how medicines are delivered and experienced

The CUREfilm technology, developed by Cure Pharmaceutical, delivers drugs through a dissolvable strip that can be applied in the oral cavity or onto the skin. It replaces the need for swallowing or injecting medicines. The film has the ability to hold multiple active ingredients on one dissolvable strip, hence, eliminating the need to take multiple medications for daily treatments.

“CUREfilm products are designed to optimize drug release profiles and achieve a target product profile,” says Jessica Rousset, COO at CURE Pharmaceutical. “Unlike traditional oral drug delivery, CUREfilm can be designed to bypass the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, avoiding GI-related side effects and inactivation in the gut or liver.”

Rousset spoke to Pharmaceutical Technology about the advantages of CUREfilm and its applications in drug delivery.

Read the full article: An alternative to pills and injections: CUREfilm redefines how medicines are delivered and experienced (Pharmaceutical Technology)

June 8th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

TaskUs’ Jaspar Weir on the fuel that drives the employee engine

According to Jaspar Weir, co-founder and president of TaskUs.Employee happiness is important because it translates into better quality work, which, in turn, can equal increased customer retention, satisfaction and revenue.

But what makes a happier employee? There seems to be a widespread myth that free lunches and ping pong tables drive employee happiness. Many companies spend a lot of money on frivolous things but still have employee morale and retention issues because those incentives are not meeting employee needs — the ROI is just not there.

You need to align with your employees to understand what is driving them.

Read the full article: Daily Satisfaction: The Fuel To Drive The Employee Engine (Forbes)

June 8th, 2018|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , , |

ProVisors’ Matt Toledo talks about the art of listening

According to Seth Horowitz, an auditory neuroscientist from Brown University, “Listening is a skill we’re in danger of losing in a world of digital distractions and information overload.” In fact, researchers estimate that we only remember 25–50% of what we hear. Successful people hone this important life skill.

In an article for Forbes, Matt Toledo, CEO of Provisors, writes: “Listening is the single most crucial skill in communicating and building your business. Listening increases productivity, boosts confidence and reduces errors. Listening can have numerous benefits, including making you popular, building your personal brand and expanding your relationship network.”

Read the full article: Business Tools: The Art Of Listening (Forbes)